February, 2011

  • Attention Math Lovers: what does 250,000 equal?

    Okay, a bit of a trick question. It is the number of times the new Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 product has been downloaded in the past month! Yes, it is pretty incredible, so somebody out that must like it! And we want to hear from you. I n preparation...
  • Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit

    I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had an opportunity to talk about students and technology with a lot of our OEM partners from around the world. This week, at the Microsoft campus in Redmond...
  • Taking Action: State of the Union

    By 2035, today’s preschoolers and kindergarteners will be entering the workforce. The students of today are laying the core building blocks for the workforce of 2035. That is why I applaud the focus from President Obama’s State of the Union...
  • Honoring Black History Month

    Each February we have the opportunity to remember, honor and learn about amazing African Americans through Black History Month . As a tribute, we wanted to provide a resource and interactive experience that would allow educators, students and others to...
  • Cloud Intelligence Conference at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

    On May 13th, Microsoft and Quickstart Intelligence/SQLSoft+ are hosting the Cloud Intelligence Conference at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This one day event is designed to take the mystery out of the "Cloud" and to have Microsoft’s engineers...
  • Making Informed Decisions to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    Slowly but surely, the days are getting longer, and as thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors, we're reminded of the importance that living a healthy lifestyle can have on a child's well-being. Learning how to be active and eat right is just...
  • Favorite Microsoft Teacher Guide of the Week: Free Tools Getting Started

      I had the pleasure of presenting at FETC 2011 last week in Orlando, FL last week and I’m really excited to continue to share some great resources for educators out there. I spoke with a bunch of teachers about these free tools and ways to share...
  • Microsoft Supports Safer Internet Day

    As technology has advanced in our lives…and increasingly the way in which we communicate, collaborate, consume information and content…I think the pace at which technology has evolved has probably outpaced some of the fundamentals that we...
  • Microsoft Math 4.0 Released

    Microsoft Math 4.0 gives students tools, tutorials and instructions, all in one place! Its large collection of tools, tutorials, and instructions helps students learn mathematical concepts, while quickly solving math and science problems. Students see...
  • Portland Public Schools – largest school district in Oregon–goes…

    Live@edu for all of their Faculty and Staff, and their High School Students.  PPS is the largest school district in Oregon and, in fact the northwest of the US.  Together with other schools, about a third of the state is now on our services...
  • Vanderbilt CIO demos Windows Live Mesh 2011

    Vanderbilt CIO, Matthew Jett Hall, has recently posted a video covering how he uses our popular Windows Live Mesh cloud offering to ensure he ALWAYS has access to his files, wherever he happens to be. Vanderbilt recently started offering Live@edu to their...
  • Lake Washington School District shows off OneNote

    Lake Washington School District has always been very progressive in their use of IT in the classroom, and as a mechanism for collaboration between teachers and staff members.  Recently, Sonja Delafosse, an LWSD Technology Integration Specialist,...
  • February Microsoft Tech Student of the Month - Robert Klenka

    It’s time to profile our third Tech Student of the Month, featuring a student whom we feel is using the Microsoft platform and development toolset to do something exceptional. For the month of February we have chosen Robert Klenka , a junior at the University of Texas – Arlington who is studying Computer Science and Engineering. Robert is already selling his apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace and has written code that is being used on fighter jets! Robert’s interest for computers started at an early age when he was inspired by his father’s work as an engineer at General...
  • Welcoming Fraser Public Schools to Live@edu!

    Fraser Public Schools in Michigan is fostering learning outside the classroom with a new suite of online messaging and collaboration services from Microsoft. The district chose Microsoft Live@edu instead of Google Apps for Education to give students experience...
  • Favorite Microsoft Teacher Guide of the Week: Bing Getting Started

    Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to view Microsoft Teachers Guides I’ve been posting online at Issuu.com/teachtec . After FETC and TCEA I told a group of educators I would share some information on how to get started with Bing! Well here you...
  • Florida Virtual School rolls out Exchange Online, and saves $2m

    Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is a leader in providing virtual Kindergarten–12 solutions to students throughout Florida, the United States, and the world. FLVS depends on email messaging more than most schools to connect students and teachers because...